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Old 02-21-2018, 03:16 PM
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Thanks again Slice, l think I'll try this in the circuit area of my strip and see how it goes.

I had thought of fitting an electric fuel pump on the axillary tank (with in line valve) and just keep topping up the main tank in use.

This would allow the axillary tank to be drained then operate as normal.

I use the extra range to get to (and out) remote areas in central Australia to prospect for gold, so the RV 4 with its low stall and no wheel pants has got all the room for my gear for a few days in the field.
I wonder if anyone over there is doing anything like this, would be good to hear from them.
Thanks again Slice.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:42 PM
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:25 PM
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I had thought of fitting an electric fuel pump on the axillary tank (with in line valve) and just keep topping up the main tank in use.

This would allow the axillary tank to be drained then operate as normal.
It is an option. Van's makes a 4 position fuel selector so I opted to feed direct to the engine thus eliminating the need for an additional pump. It also allows me to start feeding from the aux not long after takeoff and being to shift the CG forward again.

Definitely several ways to go about it. Good luck!
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